Equity Compliance Office (EECO) serves as the District's office for supporting students’
civil rights. The EECO has District-wide responsibilities to ensure compliance
with federal and state nondiscrimination laws, so that all students and
community are treated equitably in the District's programs and activities and
provided an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment,
intimidation and/or bullying including, but not limited to all aspects of
Section 504, Title VI and Title IX compliance.
It is the law
and District policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to
attend school and participate in the District's programs and activities,
regardless of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification,
ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical
disability, age, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or
group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any
other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation.
The EECO produces,
updates and provides input to District policies on or related to nondiscrimination.
The EECO provides training, support, and technical direction to District
stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, community, schools, Local
Districts and central offices on harassment, discrimination, intimidation
and/or bullying issues involving protected characteristics; responds to and
investigates harassment, discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying complaint
allegations, special education compliance complaints filed with external
agencies, facilitates Office for Civil Rights complaint investigations,
conducts and coordinates internal complaint investigations involving violations
of federal and state laws identified under the Uniform Compliant Procedures
regulations; and assists with State federal program monitoring reviews and
other audits for our schools and District.